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Top 10 October Films to Watch

October is finally here and I am looking forward to the influx of horror and thriller movies about to hit theaters this month, but there are also a few science fiction films, action films, and even an animated film that I am excited about watching this month as well. While horror fans may be celebrating the films this month, there is enough being released out there for all other fans to enjoy.

Blade Runner 2049

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
Genre: Neo-noir, Sci-Fi
Run time: 163 minutes
Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Mackenzie Davis, Carla Juri, Lennie James, Dave Bautista, Jared Leto
Release date: October 6, 2017

Synopsis: A new Blade Runner, LAPD Officer K, discovers a dark secret that could bring an end to humanity. The discovery leads him to Rick Deckard, a former blade runner who disappeared thirty years ago.

My Little Pony: The Movie

Directed by: Jayson Thiessen
Distributed by: Lionsgate
Genre: Animated, Musical, Fantasy
Run time: 99 minutes
Starring: Tara Strong, Ashleigh Ball, Andrea Libman, Tabitha St. Germain, Cathy Weseluck, Uzo Aduba, Emily Blunt, Kristin Chenoweth, Taye Diggs, Michael Peña, Zoe Saldana, Liev Schreiber, Sia
Release date: October 6, 2017

Synopsis: In order to stop a threat to Equestria, Twilight Sparkle and her friends – Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Rarity, and Spike – embark on a journey beyond their home, meeting new friends and overcoming challenges in the process.

Happy Death Day

Directed by: Christopher B. Landon
Distributed by: Universal
Genre: Horror, Slasher
Run time: 96 minutes
Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Chares Aitken, Rob Mello
Release date: October 13, 2017

Synopsis: Tree Gelbman must relive the same day over and over again on her birthday and figure out who attempts to kill her at her party every time and why. She is killed at the end of each day by a serial killer with a smiling mask obscuring his features. Immediately upon dying, she wakes up again in the morning with full memory of what she’s experienced. She decides to catch hold of the apparent killer’s identity by noting down the experience that she has every day.

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

Directed by: Angela Robinson
Distributed by: Annapurna Pictures
Genre: Biographical, Drama
Run time: 108 minutes
Starring: Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall, Bella Heathcote, JJ Field, Oliver Platt, Connie Britton
Release date: October 13, 2017

Synopsis: The film examines the life of Dr. William Moulton Marston, his creation of Wonder Woman in 1941, his wife Elizabeth and their relationship with Olive Byrne. Through the pen name “Charles Moulton”, Marston combined his, Elizabeth’s and Olive’s feminist ideals to create a superhero character that young girls could look up to.

The Foreigner

Directed by: Martin Campbell
Distributed by: STXfilms
Genre: Action, Thriller
Run time: 113 minutes
Starring: Jackie Chan, Pierce Brosnan, Charlie Murphy, Michael McElhatton, Liu Tao, Orla Brady, Katie Leung, Manolo Cardona, Simon Kunz, Pippa Bennett-Warner, Roberta Taylor, Dermot Crowley, Rufus Jones
Release date: October 13, 2017

Synopsis: Quan is a humble London businessman whose long-buried past erupts in a revenge-fuelled vendetta when his teenage daughter dies in a senseless act of politically motivated terrorism. His relentless search to find the terrorists leads to a cat-and-mouse conflict with a British government official Hennessy, whose own past may hold the clues to the identities of the elusive killers.

Geostorm

Directed by: Dean Devlin
Distributed by: Warner Bros.
Genre: Action, Disaster, Sci-Fi
Run time: 109 minutes
Starring: Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Alexandra Maria Lara, Richard Schiff, Robert Sheehan, Daniel Wu, Eugenio Derbez, Ed Harris, Andy García
Release date: October 20, 2017

Synopsis: In the near future, when climate-controlling satellites malfunction and release disaster-creating small pods all over the world, Jake Lawson and his other fellow astronauts head into space to prevent the satellites from programming the small pods into creating a storm of epic proportions. They soon discover that the disaster wasn’t caused by a malfunction, but was done intentionally, and the only person who has the kill codes to shut down the satellites is U.S. President Andrew Palma.

Leatherface

Directed by: Julien Maury & Alexandre Bustillo
Distributed by: Lionsgate
Genre: Horror
Run time: 90 minutes
Starring: Stephen Dorff, Vanessa Grasse, Sam Strike, Lili Taylor, Chris Adamson, Finn Jones, James Bloor, Jessica Madsen, Sam Coleman,
Release date: October 20, 2017

Synopsis: In Texas, years before the events of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre, in the early days of the infamous Sawyer family, the youngest child is sentenced to a mental hospital after a suspicious incident leaves the sheriff’s daughter dead. Ten years later, the Sawyer teen kidnaps a young nurse and escapes with three other inmates. Pursued by authorities including the deranged sheriff out to avenge his daughter’s death, Sawyer goes on a violent road trip from hell, molding him into the monster now known as Leatherface.

Only the Brave

Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures
Genre: Drama
Starring: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, Taylor Kitsch, Jennifer Connelly, Scott Haze, Alex Russell, Ben Hardy, Rachel Singer, Natalie Hall, Andie MacDowell
Release date: October 20, 2017

Synopsis: A drama based on the elite crew of firefighters who battled the Yarnell Hill Fire, a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona in June 2013 that claimed the lives of 19 members of their team.

The Snowman

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson
Distributed by: Universal
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Starring: Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Val Kilmer, J. K. Simmons, Ronan Vibert, Chloë Sevigny, James D’Arcy, Jamie Clayton, Toby Jones, Jakob Oftebro, Jonas Karlsson, Michael Yates, Alec Newman
Release date: October 20, 2017

Synopsis: When Harry Hole, an elite crime squad’s lead detective, investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer nicknamed “The Snowman” may be active again. With the help of a brilliant recruit, the detective must connect decades-old cold cases to the brutal new one if he hopes to outwit this unthinkable evil before the next snowfall.

Jigsaw

Directed by: The Spierig Brothers
Distributed by: Lionsgate
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Starring: Tobin Bell, Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Hannah Emily, Mandela Van Peebles, Laura Vandervoort, Brittany Allen, Paul Braunstein, Josiah Black, Shaquan Lewis, Michael Boisvert, James Gomez
Release date: October 27, 2017

Synopsis: Bodies are turning up around the city, each having met a uniquely gruesome demise. As the investigation proceeds, evidence points to one man: John Kramer. But how can this be? The man known as Jigsaw has been dead for over a decade.

A list of other major motion picture releases for October 2017:

October 6

  • Outrage Coda
  • The Florida Project
  • The Mountain Between Us

October 13

  • Breathe
  • Gnome Alone
  • Goodbye Christopher Robin
  • Marshall

October 20

  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween
  • Same Kind of Different as Me
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer
  • Wonderstruck

October 27

  • Novitiate
  • Suburbicon
  • Thank You for Your Service

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